Public Health

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes providing women’s health services, maternal/child health services, prevention of child fatalities, immunizations, the WIC program, and other public health services. Along with these services, we develop emergency preparedness responses and track communicable diseases and zoonotic diseases, including West Nile, Hantavirus, Plague, and Rabies.


San Miguel County's coronavirus information page contains information for residents, visitors and businesses, as well as local statistics, restrictions, and testing information.

Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) is activated and can provide callers with the latest public health information regarding COVID-19.  

COHELP can be reached at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

  1. Wastewater Treatment Data Continues to Inform Disease Trends

    (February 23, 2021) San Miguel County wastewater COVID testing has detected a trace amount of a COVID-19 variant of unknown significance in the most recent sample from the East End sewer shed. Read on...
  2. Importance of Getting Tested while Access Expands - CDPHE mass testing events return

    (February 19, 2021) San Miguel County Public Health continues to expand testing opportunities for residents and visitors alike in order to best inform how the virus is spreading and to effectively limit spread going forward. Read on...
  3. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and Vaccine Eligibility

    (February 16, 2021) As vaccine supply to the United States is expected to increase in the coming months, the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccinations is increasing access to vaccines for those eligible throughout the United States. Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan